iModeler July Awards
It is high time again to announce our monthly winners. With the warm summer weather spreading across the northern hemisphere, July was a bit slower than usual with regard to modeling activity. At iModeler, it still meant 90 new headline articles added during the month - averaging almost exactly three a day. These contributions prompted a very impressive tally of 1222 comments. That's almost 14 comments per article - that tells a lot about the level of engagement that we're enjoying here at iM.
As per our usual procedure, we are awarding the Best in Show award, but also list all the models that made it to the jury's final shortlist. There's also the Random Award, alloted as a token of appreciation to ALL our contributors.
iModeler Best in Show
Charles Whall may have been posting at iModeler only ocasionally, but when he did he was invariably bringing us something special. His attention to detail, clean finish and carefully executed weathering would work (indeed worked) in any scale, but applied to a large 1/32 scale rag-wing Hurricane made a spectacular combination. We liked this model a lot and are pleased to announce that Charlie's PCM Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (Fabric Wing), No1 Sqn JX-C, France 1939... wins our Best in Show award for July.
But wait, there's more! - the Random Award
Every month we are also awarding a kit prize as a token of appreciation to all our contributors, selected through an entirely random draw among the entries of the month. This distinction falls on Bernd Müller's Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II from Revell in 1/72 scale.
Honorable Mentions: 5 Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Bill Koppos - Last of the V8 Interceptors…. Aoshima 1/24 Mad Max 2
2. Mike Maynard - The Mack “Hoover Dam ” Dump Truck and Marion Steam Shovel, 1931
3. Emeterio de la Iglesia Blanco - Meng 1:32 Me-163B Komet
4. Jack Mugan - Another 48th Scale Monogram F-8 Fan
5. Tolga ULGUR - 1/48 Dragon Junkers Ju-188A2
6. Aleksandar Krantev - Roland DVIa – WnW 1:32